The veteran was the logical choice to pair with Spencer Ware for the Chiefs' playoff run. West spent the first four years of his career in Kansas City after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2014. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound back is familiar with Andy Reid's playbook and the Chiefs staff knows where he excels.
West compiled 999 yards on 266 carries with seven touchdowns in four seasons in Kansas City. He enjoyed his best season in 2015, generating 634 rushing yards and four TD on 160 totes, as the lead back, sharing the load with Ware.
Reuniting West and Ware should allow for a seamless transition as the Chiefs press toward January football.